Our Willie, Or, Home Teaching

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byW. H. Coates, W. H. Coates Eliza Coates, Eliea Coates

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... THE YOUNG SCULPTOR. CftBgtar first. "Youth, with pale check and slender frame, And dreams of greatness in thine eye! Goest thou to built an early name! Or early in thy tasks to die?"--W. C. Buy Ant. It was a hot summer day, when two gentlemen, passing through the suburbs of London, paused to contemplate the plaster images of a poor Italian boy, who, overcome with heat and fatigue, had fallen asleep on the door-step where he had placed them. A little girl, neatly dressed, and carrying a bag of school-books in her hand, had also lingered for the same purpose; and a slight curl of her rosy Up and a toss of her pretty head, showed her to be no favourable critic, although she could not help pitying the poor weary Italian boy. A GENIUS. 99 "It is strange," said one of the gentlemen to his companion, "how little talent our English boys evince for this art. Martelli made the same remark only this morning. All his best pupils, he told me, were foreigners. Some of these figures are really good; that bust, for instance, next to the Joan of Arc." "Oh, sir! I wish you could see our Willie's figures," exclaimed a gentle voice by his side. "And who is 'our Willie'?" asked the old gentleman, turning good-naturedly towards the little girl, who coloured deeply, and hung down her head. "My brother," replied she, after a pause, during which she had somewhat recovered her self-possession. "He can model much better than any of these." "Can he? then I should like to see them. Do you live far from here?" "No, sir, not above five minutes' walk." The old gentleman's companion smiled as he wished him good morning. He knew him too well to feel surprised to see him walk away, holding the little girl by the hand. "Good morning, since you will not accompany us,"...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... THE YOUNG SCULPTOR. CftBgtar first. "Youth, with pale check and slender frame, And dreams of greatness in thin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217027431

ISBN - 13:9780217027434

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